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Fireing shorts

DHonovich

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I see no real reason you couldn't fire a .22 short out of your Mossberg 802 plinkster but it may not feed properly. I could be wrong so if anyone else knows otherwise please chime in.
 
Being a semi auto, the shorts will likely or most definitely jam not having enough powder to move the bolt correctly..
 

DHonovich

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Yea you will likely have to clear each round manually.
 

jwa3

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I know this is an old string, but I cant help but reply anyway. The 802 is NOT a semi-auto. Since it is a bolt action shooting lighter loads will not have any affect on feeding, extraction, or cycling of the bolt. With all that said, I know my owners manual says to shoot only .22lr with this gun. This advice is also clearly stamped on the barrel.
 
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